It’s a bull market for finance

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects most finance-related career opportunities to grow at a rate of at least 12–14 percent through 2024, almost double the rate for the job market as a whole. Enter a job market like that with a top-ranked finance MBA, and you’ve got some serious career power.

Recent Iowa MBA finance grads are doing:

  • Consulting at McKinsey & Company
  • Consumer banking at Citibank
  • Fixed income investing at Aflac in NY
  • Portfolio analysis at Aegon Transamerica
  • Strategic planning at Fisher Scientific
  • Pricing at Delta Airlines

The flexibility of finance

Even the vocabulary is flexible: You say “fi-NANCE.” I say “FI-nance,” right?

Pronunciation aside, finance applies to raising capital, deciding if an investment is a good idea, controlling risk, and forecasting revenue. Nearly every business in every industry has to deal with these challenges. A finance MBA preps you for a long list of roles, including:

  • Portfolio manager
  • Research analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Private wealth managers
  • Cash management
  • Internal financial analyst
  • Pension manager
  • Real estate investor
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Blake Ingram

Pivot from Peace Corps to Citibank

During his internship, Blake Ingram (MBA16) competed with the best MBA candidates in the country.

“I never thought I’d be working for one of the world’s biggest banks, but I was always confident I could compete.”

The competition paid off. He had a job with Citigroup waiting for him after graduation.

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